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by seabeechief
Sat Sep 01, 2018 5:50 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Honda Intercom or Bluetooth, what is better?
Replies: 62
Views: 2287

Re: Honda Intercom or Bluetooth, what is better?

I've been riding my '08 Wing since 2011. Greatest motorcycle move I ever made. The cord, hooked up to my Nolan helmet, does not bother me in the least. It has never interfered with my range of motion or become tangled up in anything. I listen to AM/FM radio, satellite radio, Zumo GPS and my CB radio...
by seabeechief
Mon Aug 06, 2018 10:54 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: New EPA mandate for more Ethanol in 2019
Replies: 28
Views: 1552

Re: New EPA mandate for more Ethanol in 2019

I, too, submitted the form, on 2 of the 3 links. I got the standard/substandard chain response from one of my Senators, but the other sent this: Dear Mr. Jordan: Thank you for contacting me regarding the use of ethanol and renewable fuels as part of our national energy policy. I appreciate having t...
by seabeechief
Wed Aug 01, 2018 7:05 pm
Forum: Product Reviews
Topic: Top coat F11
Replies: 11
Views: 1979

Re: Top coat F11

I use F11 and I like it. I recommend it. I use it on my bike and my cars.

Chief
by seabeechief
Wed Aug 01, 2018 7:03 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: New EPA mandate for more Ethanol in 2019
Replies: 28
Views: 1552

Re: New EPA mandate for more Ethanol in 2019

I just completed the EPA email campaign docs. I am not very confident that it will do any good, but at least I'm trying. Again. Writing to my two senators and my congressman repeatedly over the years regarding the ethanol fiasco has produced zero results. I have long held the opinion that if corn fa...
by seabeechief
Tue Jul 03, 2018 8:43 am
Forum: Product Reviews
Topic: Pinlock Sun-Reactive Sunshield Review
Replies: 16
Views: 3071

Re: Pinlock Sun-Reactive Sunshield Review

Roger that, guys. Thanks. I wish other helmet makers would use the Nolan chin strap design. It might lead me to try another helmet.

Chief
by seabeechief
Mon Jul 02, 2018 8:03 pm
Forum: Product Reviews
Topic: Wingstuff Half Cover Review
Replies: 14
Views: 1081

Re: Wingstuff Half Cover Review

I don't know the answer to that, Wildwilly. I have a GL1800 and it fits great.

Chief
by seabeechief
Mon Jul 02, 2018 6:56 pm
Forum: Product Reviews
Topic: Pinlock Sun-Reactive Sunshield Review
Replies: 16
Views: 3071

Re: Pinlock Sun-Reactive Sunshield Review

I think I am missing something. The pinlock shield on my Nolan helmet covers approx half, the lower half of my face shield. Is this new shield larger than the regular pinlocks? Does it go up to the upper half of the face shield?

Chief
by seabeechief
Mon Jul 02, 2018 6:48 pm
Forum: Product Reviews
Topic: Wingstuff Half Cover Review
Replies: 14
Views: 1081

Re: Wingstuff Half Cover Review

I bought that half cover a few months ago and I LOVE it! Wish I had done it a long time ago. A lot less hassle going on and off, and saves a little space on the bike.

Chief
by seabeechief
Mon Jul 02, 2018 6:43 pm
Forum: Product Reviews
Topic: Dyna Beads vs Counteract Balancing Beads
Replies: 62
Views: 4675

Re: Dyna Beads vs Counteract Balancing Beads

I use an electric engraving tool to lay against the valve stem to alleviate the "clumping" of the dyna beads. I have never been dissatisfied with the dyna beads, but I may try the counteract beads next tire change. Or not. If it ain't broke, don't fix it.

Chief
by seabeechief
Fri Jun 08, 2018 8:37 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: RIDING IN THE RAIN.
Replies: 56
Views: 3542

Re: RIDING IN THE RAIN.

Regarding full face helmets and wearing glasses; I wear a Nolan Modular helmet (I have no idea how to remove the chin guard, so it's never been off) and I wear glasses. As all glasses wearers know, putting your curved earpiece glasses on after the helmet is on is a real challenge. The solution for m...
by seabeechief
Sun Mar 04, 2018 11:04 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Why use the radio speakers
Replies: 17
Views: 1145

Re: Why use the radio speakers

I use speakers only rarely, when I'm going slow on a non congested road and I can flip my face shield up and hear the radio. Otherwise, my Nolan N-Com system works great with my radio, MP3 player, satellite radio, CB radio and Garmn Zumo GPS.

Chief
by seabeechief
Wed Feb 28, 2018 5:53 pm
Forum: Product Reviews
Topic: Arai Signet-X Helmet
Replies: 11
Views: 4065

Re: Arai Signet-X Helmet

I'm sure Arai makes good helmets, and I don't have head that is subject the pressure points y'all are discussing. Having said that, I love my Nolan helmet; the chin strap and the fact that Nolan will install the communications equipment for me is worth the price to me.

Chief
by seabeechief
Thu Feb 22, 2018 11:56 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Seat uncomfortable.
Replies: 26
Views: 1828

Re: Seat uncomfortable.

If you ever get a heated seat, you will never go back. That is money well spent, regardless of which seat you eventually end up with. I don't intentionally spend a lot of time in the cold, but heated grips and seats are worth every penny when you get caught in a hail storm in August in Colorado. Tru...
by seabeechief
Wed Feb 21, 2018 10:50 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Seat uncomfortable.
Replies: 26
Views: 1828

Re: Seat uncomfortable.

I have good news, and I have bad news. OK....I lied about the good news. I went from the factory seat to a WingSoft remake, to an Ultimate, and now to a custom Tom Simmons. The Tom Simmons is the least uncomfortable seat yet. I'm comparing all the Goldwing seats to the seat I had on my '06 Harley Ro...
by seabeechief
Sun Feb 18, 2018 1:31 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Questions regarding "older" men and Goldwings
Replies: 150
Views: 16532

Re: Questions regarding "older" men and Goldwings

Viking, we will be making our first Dragon ride this coming May while on our way to Rolling Thunder in DC. The twisty's aren't as much fun as they used to be, but I still have to punch holes in the bucket list. I think I would enjoy going to Americade one of these days. If nothing else it will give ...
by seabeechief
Sun Feb 18, 2018 10:58 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Questions regarding "older" men and Goldwings
Replies: 150
Views: 16532

Re: Questions regarding "older" men and Goldwings

Viking, that was the most articulate account of how we got here as I have ever read. I'll be 73 in couple of months, and though I don't ride as much as I used to, I still enjoy my time in the wind as much as I ever did. I had to trike my Phoebee out a couple of years ago and I don't regret it a bit....
by seabeechief
Fri Feb 09, 2018 10:18 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: LED Lamps & Flasher for GL1800
Replies: 10
Views: 906

Re: LED Lamps & Flasher for GL1800

I purchased the LED flasher from Electrical Connection and LED tail light package from SoCal. I'll have the flasher installed next month when I get the 24k service done. Since they have to remove the cowling to change the air filter, I figure that will be good time to install the flasher. And my han...
by seabeechief
Sat Feb 03, 2018 8:22 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Please tell who or what made you buy a Goldwing
Replies: 407
Views: 47805

Re: Please tell who or what made you buy a Goldwing

So there I was......in August 2011, loving my '06 Harley Road King (I still miss her sometimes). I stopped in to my local Harley dealer to look around, and there it was.....a 2008 Anniversary Street Glide with 1400 miles on it. Three years old and 1400 miles. It was beeeeeutiful. I wanted it and I c...
by seabeechief
Sat Feb 03, 2018 7:58 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Love Goldwing Docs
Replies: 2
Views: 257

Re: Love Goldwing Docs

Yeah, what Rolandranger said!

Chief
by seabeechief
Sat Feb 03, 2018 7:52 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: To gps or not
Replies: 30
Views: 1476

Re: To gps or not

Just having the "lane assist" on the GPS is worth the money if you find yourself on a freeway in a strange city. If your destination is keyed in and the device is updated properly, it will tell you which lane you need to get into BEFORE you have to make a snap decision. The only caveat to that scena...
by seabeechief
Sat Feb 03, 2018 7:42 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Goldwing Cover
Replies: 17
Views: 1266

Re: Goldwing Cover

I can't see a reason the Ultra Guard half cover would not work on a trike. Am I missing something?

Chief

Thinking about how it fastens, I can't think of a reason either.
by seabeechief
Sat Feb 03, 2018 7:35 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Goldwing Cover
Replies: 17
Views: 1266

Re: Goldwing Cover

tfdeputydawg wrote:
Thu Jan 12, 2017 8:03 am
Ultra Gard full cover.
Also, get a tennis ball(s), slice and place on the hinge(s) of the folded antenna(s). This will prevent you tearing your cover!
GREAT idea on the tennis balls! Why didn't I think of that? Too soon old, too late smart.

Chief
by seabeechief
Sat Feb 03, 2018 7:23 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: LED Lamps & Flasher for GL1800
Replies: 10
Views: 906

Re: LED Lamps & Flasher for GL1800

Thanks, billbob; I appreciate the info.

Chief
by seabeechief
Thu Feb 01, 2018 10:13 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: LED Lamps & Flasher for GL1800
Replies: 10
Views: 906

LED Lamps & Flasher for GL1800

This subject has been addressed many times, but I'm going blind looking at all the posts from way back when. I intend to install LED lamps in the rear of my '08 GL1800. I'm going to buy the lamps from M4 Products, who sells replacement lamps for RV's. They are a little pricey, but he has convinced m...
by seabeechief
Mon Jan 01, 2018 2:25 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: After market seats or saddle
Replies: 47
Views: 3467

Re: After market seats or saddle

Another add on for Tom Simmons (TS Custom Seats) in Arkansas. Chief Hay Chief thank for you reply will look in to this one. Thank for your service I was MCB 133 and 128 PO2 golf port Mississippi 1966-1968 can do Berni e Can Do, Bernie. Tom Simmons seats are pricey, but I like mine. It is my fourth ...